Bulletin for 2-18-2011

North Carolina Medical Society - NCMS Bulletin

Volume 62 Issue 7 – February 18, 2011

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Governor’s Budget Recommendations Arrive at General Assembly

Calling for support of education and jobs in her State of the State address Monday night, Governor Beverly Perdue released her budget recommendations for 2011 – 2013 on Thursday, detailing her spending priorities and how they would be funded.

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Senate Judiciary 1 Committee Hears Testimony on Medical Lawsuit Reform

The Senate Judiciary 1 Committee held its second meeting Thursday on Senate Bill 33, which addresses medical lawsuit reform. The meeting consisted of short statements from opponents and supporters, with opponents most vocal about the section addressing liability in medical emergencies, and the cap on non-economic damages.

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House Speaker Names Select Committee on Tort Reform

Speaker Thom Tillis (R, Mecklenburg) named a House Select Committee on Tort Reform this week to specifically address the issue this session.

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White Coat Wednesday Off and Running for 2011

Physicians and Medical Group Managers from around the state came to Raleigh this week to commence the first White Coat Wednesday of the 2011 Legislative Session.

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Part B Transition News: Palmetto Posts New Local Coverage Determinations, Physicians Urged to Review

Palmetto GBA’s medical directors have finalized and posted a revised set of Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs) for North Carolina and the other states. Review the changes…

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In This Issue

Humana: HEDIS Reviews on Humana Medicare Advantage Members Begin in March

Webinar Looks at Medical Liability Implications in Donating Care

NC HRQA Training Rescheduled; Patient-Centered Medical Home Focus of April NCQA Conference

NCMB Seeks Cardiovascular Specialist for Vacancy on Perfusionist Advisory Committee

NC DPH Memo Addresses Limitations of Rapid Flu Tests

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Meetings & Events

NC Neurological Society Annual Meeting
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Palliative Care Symposium – Fayetteville, NC
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Quality Improvement 101-A Toolbox for Improvement
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Raleigh, NC 27611

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